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'''Michael Franti''' (born April 21, 1966) is an United States of America|American rapper, musician, poet, spoken word artist and singer-songwriter. Michael Franti is known for having participated in many musical projects (most of them with a political and social emphasis), including the Beatnigs and the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. He is the creator and lead vocalist of his current independent project, '''Michael Franti & Spearhead''', a band that blends hip hop music|hip hop with a variety of other styles including funk, reggae, jazz, folk music|folk, and rock music|rock. He is also an outspoken supporter for a wide spectrum of peace movement|peace and social justice issues, and he is especially an advocate for peace in the Middle East.
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OriginSan Francisco, California, U.S.
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Years active1986–present
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Website{{URL|http://www.michaelfranti.com/}}
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